Great news from Great Websites for Kids Committee We’ve got new winners and a new name!
A quick readers’ advisory quiz! A patron asks you for the perfect book to read to her preschooler who throws temper tantrums and refuses to mind. Add your first thought to the comments and then read more to see two very different suggestions!
Nursery rhymes – “Wee Willie Winkie,” “Hey Diddle Diddle, “Little Boy Blue” We include these in storytime without hesitation. They’re fun, they’re memorable, and they promote early literacy skills. But what do we do when they’re gruesome?
You know you’re a children’s librarian when … you contemplate tearing out your hair every time someone hands you a summer reading list that contains any of the following:
Just in case you missed the recent press release from ALSC’s Great Websites for Kids Committee, we have chosen thirteen new sites to add to the Great Websites for Kids site. The newly added sites are:
Once again, the ALA Networking Uncommons played host (pun intended) to U is for Ukulele, a gathering of librarians who play ukuleles. You can join the group’s Facebook page, Librarians with Ukes or look for them at Midwinter. Ukuleles and story time – perfect together! ❤
If you’re one of the many people who couldn’t make #alaac16, don’t worry. ALSC is still working for you. Here’s a glimpse of today’s Leadership meeting.
Stuffed Animals in the Library: 😀 or 😝 Many of us have stuffed animals in our public spaces. However, no one talks about the “yuck” factor. If you do a quick search of the ALSC Blog archives, you will come up with 14 blog posts mentioning stuffed animals. Most posts featured ways to use stuffed animals in programming. In one post, the Intellectual Freedom Committee discussed the negative factors of commercially “branded” stuffed animals. So, last month, I posed the question, Stuffed animals in the library: Love ’em? or Hate ’em? The choices were narrow: Love ’em! Imagination, creativity, cooperative play! They spark them all! Hate ’em! Dust, germs, seeds of disagreement! They carry them all! One hundred twenty-five of you were kind enough to offer your opinion. And the winner was: Love ’em! (58%, 72 votes) Hate ’em! (42%, 53 votes) …